Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 30 May 2011.
The new novel from David Baddiel, comedian, columnist and author of the critically-praised The Secret Purposes.
The new novel from David Baddiel, comedian, columnist and author of the critically-praised The Secret Purposes. In New York's Mt. Sinai hospital, the world's greatest living writer, Eli Gold, is dying. Witnessing his death are his precocious 8-year-old daughter by his present (fifth) wife, his anxiety-ridden 44-year-old son from his third marriage, and his 89-year-old first wife, watching on TV from a care home in London. And also, secretly, his fourth wife's fundamentalist Mormon brother, who has never got over his sister's death in a suicide pact with Eli, a suicide pact that he, Eli, survived. The Death of Eli Gold is a comedy, a thriller, and a meditation on love, death, aging, sex, fame, and the idea - the dying idea - of The Great Man.
Praise for The Secret Purposes: 'Page-turning, cleverly constructed ! an entertaining book
'A satisfying, brave novel'
'An intriguing novel about history and truth ! The intelligence and inquiry of this book will surprise many'
'Wonderful ! brilliantly realised'
'It is a sombre, clever book, but, being Baddiel, is irradiated by flashes of dark humour'
Sally Vickers, SPECTATOR
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
David Baddiel was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He is a comedian, television writer, columnist and author of three previous novels, of which the most recent is The Secret Purposes.More About David Baddiel